Mary Dornak (1907 - 2001)

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Mary Dornak
1907 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Dornak was born on November 23, 1907. She died on November 1, 2001 at age 93. We know that Mary Dornak had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77088.


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Mary Dornak died on November 1, 2001 at age 93. She was born on November 23, 1907. There is no information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Dornak had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77088.
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In 1907, in the year that Mary Dornak was born, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1936, at the age of 29 years old, Mary was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1944, when she was 37 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1952, at the age of 45 years old, Mary was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1991, by the time she was 84 years old, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Mar 11, 1900 - August 1973
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Jan 5, 1907 - January 1969
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Jan 25, 1908 - Apr 23, 2003
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Jan 10, 1914 - Dec 28, 2007
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Jul 29, 1904 - Apr 26, 1988
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Nov 7, 1909 - April 1987
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Aug 22, 1922 - October 1986
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Oct 10, 1927 - Jul 7, 2010
El Campo, Texas
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Jul 9, 1912 - Jan 23, 2006
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Celestina Dornak
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